Bobby Lamb knows a thing or two about building football programs. After spending over fifteen years (nine as head coach) on the staff at Furman University, Lamb breathed new life back into the Mercer University Bears. After a 70-year absence, the school resurrected its program in 2013. Following a successful first season in the Pioneer League, the Bears transitioned into Lamb’s old home, the Southern Conference.
On Tuesday, the Furman alum was named the first head coach of the new Anderson University football program. The Trojans will begin play in 2024 as members of the Division Two South Atlantic Conference, becoming the sixteenth football playing school in South Carolina. Lamb joined SportsTalk on Tuesday night to discuss the new opportunity and how excited he is to build another program from the ground floor. He also relayed how facilities are already in the planning stage and his concerns about the transfer portal.